Federated Investors has named Ihab L. Salib as senior portfolio manager of Federated Emerging Market Debt Fund. Salib serves as senior vice president, senior portfolio manager and head of the international fixed-income group at Federated where he manages a variety of global portfolios spanning all sectors of the international markets. He replaces Roberto Sanchez-Dahl and Paolo H. Valle, who are no longer with the company.
Salib joined Federated’s fixed-income team in 1999, was named portfolio manager in 2002, and appointed head of the international fixed-income group at the beginning of 2007.
Over the past year, Federated has continued to expand its international fixed-income team, adding three investment professionals. Today, Salib directs a nine-member team of investment professionals who will continue to provide research support to the emerging-market and international fixed-income strategies. Federated will continue to build its international fixed-income team by adding an additional portfolio manager and one or more analysts in the near future.